PT ZONE: Scrap Reclaim

Why & When Should You Re-Crystallize PET Scrap?
Whether you’re blow molding PET bottles or extruding APET sheet, you’ll produce amorphous scrap in the process. How you handle it will impact your production costs. Re-crystallizing it will help. More (+)
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Facilitates cleaning and maintenance.

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Taiwan's Growing Recycling Market

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Are You A Film or Sheet Processor? There’s Plenty to Learn at the Extrusion 2015 Conference

  Have you checked out Plastics Technology’s upcoming Extrusion 2015 Conference?

Erema’s U.S. Expansion Nears Completion

More than doubling in size, and due for completion this month.

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Scrap Reclaim


Processors of all types try to avoid generating scrap, but when it is made it generally is re-used by putting it back into the process. Production (or post-industrial) scrap includes off-spec parts, sprues, edge trim from film and sheet, and the like. It is usually reduced in size by devices such as granulators, shredders and pulverizers, and re-fed into the processing machine.

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